Victorian beauty on secure Dún Laoghaire street for €1.695m

Four-bed terraced home built on a grand scale faces a police station

  • Address: 6 Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,695,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Corrig Avenue, which was once known as Sydenham Terrace, was developed in 1859. The arrival of the railway to Kingstown – as Dún Laoghaire was then known – saw a building boom in the townland. The middle-classes found the sea air preferable to the heavy city smog and started what could be considered to be the first commuter belt in Dublin.

Number 6, in just under a minute’s walk to Georges Street, is directly opposite the police station and stretches to 337sq m over three floors with a fourth storey return. The proportions of the reception rooms are so large that a full-sized cello appears dwarfed in the formal dining room.

6 Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

One of the outstanding features of this early Victorian property, besides the usual high ceilings and period fireplaces, is the intricate plasterwork, which considering the property’s age, is in excellent order. The master bedroom, which occupies the entire width of the house with three sash windows, has three different strata alone which include egg and dart in addition to oak leaf.

Kitchen at 6 Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

At garden level lies a Christoff kitchen with all the bells and whistles one would expect of a house of this calibre. Ardent cooks will appreciate the huge larder set behind an old pine door – its capacity alone is that of an entire kitchen.

Adjacent to the kitchen is an informal dining room warmed by an open fire, the area here feels cosy – further enhanced by wainscoting and gentle lighting.

Utility at 6 Corrig Avenue Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin

Also at this level is a utility which is the size of a regular kitchen in many houses. Often overlooked from a décor perspective – being a room where unloved but essential items reside – here it is a really pretty room painted in sage green with oodles of storage.

The formal interconnecting reception rooms at hall level have an air of relaxed grandeur, and on the return is a smaller living room with exposed granite walls.

There are four large bedrooms but this could be increased to five or six bedrooms should new owners require, as the house is so large.

6 Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

The rear garden which is paved and low maintenance is smaller than one would expect of such a substantial property but the People’s Park is just a short distance away.

There is off-street parking for two cars to the front.

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €1.695 million for the house which is in turn-key condition. Two doors down, number 4, is listed as sale agreed; it was seeking €795,000 but is smaller at 280sq m, and will require deep pockets to renovate, as it is laid out as nine pre-1963 flats.